Saturday, November 28, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Fitbit to Introduce Low-Cost, Easy-to-use Emergency Ventilator

Fitbit to Introduce Low-Cost, Easy-to-use Emergency Ventilator

Global wearable brand Fitbit announces it has developed a high-quality, low-cost and easy-to-use emergency ventilator called Fitbit Flow

Global wearable brand Fitbit on Thursday announced that it has developed a high-quality, low-cost and easy-to-use emergency ventilator called Fitbit Flow to meet global needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ventilator has obtained an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). ‘Fitbit Flow’ builds on standard resuscitator bags, like those used by paramedics, with sophisticated instruments, sensors, and alarms that work together to support automated compressions and patient monitoring, the company said in a statement. The device is designed to be intuitive and simple to use, potentially helping to reduce the strain on specialised staff who are typically needed to operate a commercial ventilator.

To develop and test ‘Fitbit Flow’, the company worked with emergency medicine clinicians caring for Covid-19 patients at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Hospital in the US. “We saw an opportunity to rally our expertise in advanced sensor development, manufacturing, and our global supply chain to address the critical and ongoing need for ventilators and help make a difference in the global fight against this virus,” James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit, said in a statement.

Fitbit
Fitbit has announced that it has developed a high-quality, low-cost, and easy-to-use emergency ventilator called Fitbit Flow. IANS

Other similar emergency ventilators vary in the combination of features they offer, but according to the Fitbit, it believes that none delivers all of the attributes of its device at the same lower price range. According to the company, the goal is to supply these devices to health care systems around the world that do not have a sufficient number of traditional commercial ventilators.

Also Read: Right Handed Batsman Moksh Murgai from Delhi Shines with his Performance

‘Fitbit Flow’ is designed to be used only when a traditional commercial ventilator is not available. “Fitbit Flow is a great example of the incredible innovation that emerges when academia and industry employ problem-based innovation to respond quickly to an important need,” said David Sheridan, Assistant Professor at OHSU. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Goddess Sati: The Hindu Goddess Of Marital Felicity And Longevity

Goddess Sati, also known as Dakshayani who is the Hindu Goddess of power and longevity. Sati was the daughter of Daksha, so she is called...

50 Percent Of Anemia Worldwide Is Due To Iron Deficiency: Report

According to the National Family Health Survey, in India, more than 50 percent of children, women of reproductive age, and pregnant women suffer from...

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Pledges To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

One of the leading hotel chains in the world, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group had pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its portfolio of...

Report: 78% Adults Indians Make A Conscious Effort To Build Immunity

The underlying message from COVID-19 was loud and clear if your immune system is weak or if you are suffering from any lifestyle disease...

The New F&B Destination Of Gurugram- The RYU Resto-Bar At 32nd Milestone

With delectable sushi platters to signature cocktails that leave you wanting more, RYU, a new Asian-themed bar, and diner in Gurugram's popular dining destination...

Tips To Help You Navigate The New Rules Of Dating In 2020

Single Indians are now ready to dip their toes back into dating in real life (IRL) as India unlocks. However, how does one do...

How To Become A Poker Pro

By Carol Trehearn Whether you’re completely new to the game of poker and are really enjoying the games you’ve played so far, or have spent...

A Buying Guide For Lanyards Amid COVID-19

By Cathy Carter COVID-19 has changed the way the world operates. Unimaginable lifestyle changes are adopted. You would have never thought of something as drastic...

Recent Comments